North End City Councilwoman Jeanette Herron, in an interview with News 12’s Frank Recchia, opens up about domestic violence following United States Senator Richard Blumenthal’s announcement that Connecticut is expected to receive $3.6 million approved by Congress for domestic violence centers. From Recchia:
“I was beaten, I was verbally abused,” she says. “I was locked in my house, I wasn’t allowed to have friends.”
Herron says her abuser eventually passed away. Now she is speaking out to encourage others to get help.
“Please, come out and speak,” she says. “Do not be afraid. There are many agencies out here that can help.”
Those agencies, including the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, will soon benefit from half a billion dollars in new federal funding.
“It’s very exciting,” says Herron. “That’s going to save lives, that’s going to save families, it’s going to save our kids.”
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